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Hoai-An Truong

  • Hoai-An Truong, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, FNAP
    Professor, Pharmacy Administration and Public Health 

    Education

    • Master of Public Health (2007) – University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • APhA-ASHP Accredited Post-Graduate Residency Training in Pharmacy Practice with an Emphasis in Community (2006) – University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD and Happy Harry’s Pharmacy, Perryville, MD
    • Doctor of Pharmacy (2005) – University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD
    • Pre-Pharmacy with Concentration in Biochemistry (2001) – The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

    Bio

    Dr. Truong has been public health pharmacist and educator over thirteen years. He provided patient-centered care in interprofessional clinics to optimize medication use and health outcomes, as well as developed and implemented population-based programs to improve community health. He has served as coordinator and preceptor for pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and public health students on five medical missions to Haiti and Vietnam.

     

    Currently professor and director of public health at University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Dr. Truong was founding chair of the Eastern Shore Collaborative for Interprofessional Education (ESCIPE), an interprofessional, inter-institutional initiative with Salisbury University. Previously, he was founding chair of the department of pharmacy practice at West Coast University School of Pharmacy, founding assistant dean for professional affairs at UMES, and assistant then acting executive director of experiential learning program at University of Maryland Baltimore. Hoai-An was also clinical coordinator/pharmacist at Happy Harry’s a Walgreens Pharmacy Patient Care Center. As a practitioner-educator, he provided medication management to improve healthcare access for underserved populations in interprofessional clinics of the Primary Care Coalition. The team received a Life-saving Patient Safety Award and was featured in Pharmacy Today magazine in 2012. He is also a trainer for the American Pharmacists Association’s medication therapy management national certificate program and trained over 600 pharmacists.

     

    Dr. Truong published over twenty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented at multiple national and international conferences. He is co-editor and co-author of a book, The Pharmacist in Public Health: Education, Application, and Opportunities, published by the American Pharmacists Association in 2010. He is past chair of the Public Health Special Interest Group (PHSIG) of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). He is past president of the Maryland Public Health Association, past president of the Maryland Pharmacists Association, and past president of the Alumni Association of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Hoai-An received the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award from the U.S. Public Health Service, Excellence in Innovation Award from the Maryland Pharmacists Association, and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.

    Courses Taught

    • PHAR 542 – Concepts in Diversity and Communication for the Pharmacist
    • PHAR 543 – Public Health for Pharmacist
    • PHAR 561/562 – Professional Development I/II
    • PHAR 609 – Therapeutics of Self-care and Over-the-Counter Products
    • PHAR 615 – Pharmacotherapy and Medication Management: Gastroenterology
    • PHAR 661/662 – Professional Development III/IV
    • PHAR 695 – Leadership and Advocacy in Pharmacy
    • PHAR 795/796 – Transition to the Pharmacy Profession I/II
    • PHAR 799 – Advanced Seminar in Pharmacy and Therapeutics

    Scholarly Activities

    Recent Oral Presentations

    • Healthy People 2020 and Resources for Addressing Health Equity

    Maryland Department of Health – Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Health Equity Summit, Princess Anne, MD. April 20, 2018.

     

    • Development, Implementation and Impact of a Global Health Service Mission in a Rural

          Community Vietnam. UMES Annual Research Day, Princess Anne, MD. April 17, 2018.

     

    • The Eastern Shore Collaborative for Interprofessional Education (ESCIPE): Implementation, Impact, and Lessons Learned over Five Years

          ACPE UAN: JA4008105-9999-18-022-L04-P. National Academies of Practice (NAP) 2018

          Annual Meeting & Forum, Atlanta, GA. April 13, 2018.

     

    • Communication Strategies for Improving Patient Safety: It’s What the Patient Says

          ACPE UAN: 0798-9999-17-137-L04-P. Maryland Pharmacists Association 135th Annual

          Convention, McHenry, MD. June 25, 2017.

    Recent Poster Presentations

    • Truong HA, Dang YH. Implementation and Impact of a Global Health Service Mission in a Rural Community in Vietnam. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) 78th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland. September 2018.
    • Onayiga J, Truong HA. Assessment of a Student Pharmacist’s Validated Tool for Planning Public Health Projects in a Required Course. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, Orlando, FL. December 2017.
    • Truong HA, Dang YH, Nice FJ. Interprofessional Global Health Experience: Lessons Learned from Implementation and Community Partnerships for Haiti Medical Missions. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) 77th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul, South Korea. September 2017.
    • Dang YH, Nice FJ, Truong HA. Assessing Student Pharmacist’s Intercultural Competency Skills Using International Scenarios. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) 77th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul, South Korea. September 2017.
    • Gladwell T, Truong HA, Fasanella DR, Hogue GL, DeBenedetto RA, Sherr L, Wang B, Implementation of a Multi-Faceted Approach to Assess Student Achievement of CAPE Domain 4 Learning Outcomes. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 118th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. July 2017.
    • Rosenberg E, Truong HA, Hsu A, Taheri R. Development, Implementation, and Lessons Learned from a Mock Trial as a Teaching and Assessment Activity in a Required Evidence-Based Practice Course. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 118th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. July 2017.
    • Clark S, DiPietro-Mager NA, Truong HA, Aruru M. A Response to the American Public Health Association Policy Statement on the Role of the Pharmacist in Public Health. American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. November 2016.
    • Dang YH, Nice FJ, Truong HA. Global Health Rotations and Missions in Three Countries: Lessons Learned from Implementation and Community Partnerships. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) 76th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina. September 2016.
    • Gettman DA, Kostrzewa A, Young VS, Seed S, Reidt SL, Marciniak MW, Kahaleh AA, and, Truong HA. Public Health Resources related to the Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework and Pharmacy Curricula. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 115th Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX. July 2014.
    • Truong HA, Hinderer K, Guerra A. The Maryland Eastern-Shore Collaboration for Interprofessional Education (ESCIPE) Experience. All Together Better Health VII International Interprofessional Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. June 2014.
    • Botchway R, Dang DT, Truong HA, Congdon HB, Zarfeshan F. An Interprofessional Approach and Multiple Academic-Community Partnerships for Providing Health Education and Improving Medication Safety in Underserved Clinics. All Together Better Health VII International Interprofessional Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. June 2014.

    Recent Grant/Contract

    • The Med-Check Passport: Community Engagement in Medication Reconciliation Toolkit. Grant from the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care – Quality Improvement Organization. Contract for $25,000. Principal Investigator with Co-Investigator Lana Saad Sherr for the Development and Implementation of a Medication Reconciliation Community Toolkit.

    Publications

    • Truong HA, Gorman M, East M, Klima DW, Hinderer KA, Hogue GL, Brown V, Joyner RL. The eastern shore collaborative for interprofessional education’s implementation and impact over five years. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018; 82(4): Article 6522.
    • Woodard LJ, Kahaleh AA, Nash JD, Truong HA, Gogineni H, Barbosa-Leiker C. Healthy People 2020: Assessment of pharmacists’ priorities. Public Health. 2018; 155:69-80. 
    • Dang YH, Nice FJ, Truong HA. Academic-community partnership for medical missions: Lessons learned and practical guidance for global health service-learning experiences. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2017;28.1:8-13.
    • Covvey JR, Conry JM, Bullock KC, DiPietro Mager NA, Goad J, Golchin N, Patel RV, Strand MA, Truong HA, Abrons JP, Vinh Venci DP, Patterson-Browning B. Public health and the CAPE 2013 educational outcomes: inclusion, pedagogical considerations and assessment. 55 p. Located at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education, Alexandria, VA.  http://www.aacp.org/resources/education/CAPE/pages/default.aspx
    • Hinderer K, Klima D, Truong HA, Rangel AG, Brown V, Talley W, et al. Faculty perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes toward interprofessional education and practice. J Allied Health 2016; 45(1):e1-e4.
    • Truong HA, Groves CN, Congdon HB, Dang DT, Botchway R, and Thomas J. Potential cost savings of medication therapy management in safety-net clinics. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2015; 53(3):e277.
    • Truong HA. Inaugural Haiti Health Mission: An Academic-Community and Interprofessional Collaboration for Global Community Service and Lessons Beyond the Classroom. Maryland Pharmacist. 2014; 90(3):8-10.

     

    • Congdon HB, Dowling TC, Cheng I, Truong HA. Impact of medication therapy management (MTM) on underserved, primarily Hispanic patients with diabetes. Ann Pharmacother 2013; 47(5):665-670. Epub 2013 Apr 12.
    • Shannon SB, Bradley-Baker L, Truong HA. Pharmacy residencies and dual degrees as complementary or competitive advanced training opportunities. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012; 76(8): Article 145.
    • Truong HA, Groves CN, Congdon HB, Botchway R, Dang DT, Clark NR, Zarfeshan F. Interprofessional collaborative model for medication therapy management (MTM) services to improve health care access and quality for underserved populations. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2012; 23(3):114-124.
    • Dang CJ, Dudley JE, Truong HA (corresponding), Boyle CJ, Layson-Wolf C. Planning and implementation of a student-led immunization clinic. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012; 76(5): Article 78.
    • Truong HA, Taylor CR, DiPietro NA. The assessment, development, assurance pharmacist’s tool (ADAPT) for ensuring quality implementation of health promotion programs. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012; 76(1): Article 12.
    • Bress AP, Filtz MR, Truong HA, Nalder M, Vienet M, Boyle CJ. An advanced pharmacy practice experience in Melbourne, Australia: Practical guidance for global experiences. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2011; 3:53-62.
    • Truong HA, Bresette JL, Sellers JA, editors. The pharmacist in public health: education, applications, and opportunities. American Pharmacists Association. Washington (DC); 2010.
    • Truong HA. Becoming an informed and engaged professional citizen. In: Boyle CJ, Beardsley RS, Matzke GR, editors. Leadership and advocacy for pharmacy, 2nd ed. American Pharmacists Association. Washington (DC); 2014.

    Areas of Interest and Experiences

    • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Interprofessional Education and Practice
    • Global Health and Medical Mission
    • Leadership and Professional Development